answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The earliest bicycle was a wooden scooter-like contraption called a celerifere; it was invented about 1790 by Comte Mede de Sivrac of France.

In 1816, Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun, of Germany, invented a model with a steering bar attached to the front wheel, which he called a Draisienne.

It had two wheels (of the same size), and the rider sat between the two wheels, but there were no pedals; to move, you had to propel the bicycle forward using your feet (a bit like a scooter). He exhibited his bicycle in Paris on April 6, 1818.

The forerunner of modern chain and sprocket driven bicycles was invented in England during the late 19th century.

After the hobby-horse, penny-farthing and others, the 'modern' or 'safety' bicycle was developed, and marketed as a commercial enterprise, by James Stanley, Coventry, England in 1885.

Pneumatic tyres were added by John Dunlop in 1888. It is estimated that by 1900 there were around 10 million bicycles.


london
Hi the I think " Cycling may have originated in France going back to mid 18th century and in 1818 with Carl von Drais hobby horse it was the Scot Kirkpatrick Macmillan who put pedals on a bicycle 1840"1885- J.K Starley of England devised the more modern bike with chain and gearing that allowed the wheels to be of equal size. "
User Avatar

Wiki User

6y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

6y ago

In the early 1860s, Frenchmen Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement took bicycle design in a new direction by adding a mechanical crank drive with pedals on an enlarged front wheel.
KirkPatrick Macmillan is considered the inventor of the rear Wheel drive bicycle.

His used treadles instead of a chain.


Tom Hanks, 1844. Seriously.
This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

7y ago

In the early 1860s, Frenchmen Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement took bicycle design in a new direction by adding a mechanical crank drive with pedals on an enlarged front wheel.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago

'Dandy Horse' Germany, the 'modern' bicycle, England.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

7y ago

In 1838 in march

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Where was the bicycle invented?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp